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30 Apr 2004
D’Aloisio to leave Mallesons
IT HAS been confirmed, the chief executive partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques will leave the top-tier firm and take up a new role as managing directo...
29 Apr 2004
Be gentle with Crown copyright: LIV
MAJOR CHANGES to Crown copyright laws are unnecessary, according to the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV). Responding to a request for submissions to th...
28 Apr 2004
Cabinet block on judges’ pay condemned
THE RECENT furore surrounding judges and what they are paid, what they should be paid, and who’s trying to stop them filling up their deep pockets h...
28 Apr 2004
WA first off the mark on money laundering
THE WESTERN Australian decision to jump the gun on money laundering laws ahead of other states was not an attempt to do things differently, but rather...
28 Apr 2004
Headed for the NY Bar?
FURTHER INFORMATION on the New York Bar Review Quality Program, detailed in last week’s Lawyers Weekly, can be found at www.nybar.com.au. The progra...
28 Apr 2004
Clarify stamp duty changes: NSW Law Society
THE FINER details of the imposition of stamp duty on vendors of investment real estate, highlighted in the NSW Treasurer’s recent mini-budget speech...
28 Apr 2004
New Supreme Court judge for NSW
NSW ATTORNEY General Bob Debus has announced the appointment of Richard White SC as a Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW.White’s appointment to the b...
28 Apr 2004
Hicks court challenge welcomed
Hicks court challenge welcomedTHE LAW Council of Australia welcomed news that a case contesting the US Government’s authority to detain Australian ...
28 Apr 2004
Green lease puts the wood on tenants
MELBOURNE’S showpiece environmentally sound commercial building, the 60L Green Building, is set to become a showpiece in legally binding lease agree...
28 Apr 2004
Getting in on the Act
Labor’s most recent bid for the small business vote is a raft of proposed reforms to the Trade Practices Act. Francis Wilkins reportsOnly days afte...
28 Apr 2004
Lawyers revile plans for Aboriginal legal services
INDIGENOUS LEGAL services are set for a shake-up under newly proposed Commonwealth reforms. But the NT Law Society is concerned that the existing lega...
28 Apr 2004
Lawyers call for human rights
AUSTRALIAN LAWYERS for Human Rights has welcomed a federal parliamentary inquiry into Australia’s human rights dialogue process, but has also encour...
28 Apr 2004
Videoconferencing by the hour
DESPITE THE apparent savings that videoconferencing offers courts, the Federal Court has introduced new arrangements that mean parties have to pay by ...
20 Apr 2004
Sparke Helmore gets an MDP division
ANOTHER CHAPTER has closed in the KPMG Legal saga with the appointment of its Melbourne property law team by law firm Sparke Helmore. The move will ad...
20 Apr 2004
NT eyes court details
THE NORTHERN Territory is considering the practicality of an Aboriginal court that would be modelled on Victoria’s Koori Court, and modified. But th...
20 Apr 2004
Justice awards call goes out
Now in their fifth year, the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW’s Justice Awards are open for nominations. Recognising the contributions individuals ...
20 Apr 2004
Affidavit warning for lawyers
BARRISTERS AND solicitors were permitted to take and receive affidavits and statutory declarations under amendments to the Oaths Act 1900, which comme...
20 Apr 2004
Taught and trim for triathlon: Minters
STILL GLOWING from his triumph at the Law Awards, Minter Ellison managing partner Phil Clark had his whip out last week to ensure his triathlon team d...
20 Apr 2004
Bakers cooks up award winning scheme
BAKER & McKENZIE has been named the Best Service Provider for the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme by international conference organiser and inform...
16 Apr 2004
Australian lawyers to hit NY Bar
AUSTRALIAN LAWYERS have been given the opportunity to demonstrate that they can mix it with the best of them thanks to a program allowing them to comp...
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